CORONA ATP WEEKLY SLICE 2013
Corona ATP Weekly Slice: Isner Makes Final Dash For US Open Series Victory
by ATP Staff|
Tap into the essentials of the week ahead and re-live the highlights of the past week with Corona ATP Weekly Slice, as we serve up an executive summary of what every fan should know, along with a look at the best in social media.
Who's Playing This Week?
There is one ATP World Tour 250 tournament in Winston-Salem, which is part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series.
Winston-Salem Open: John Isner will attempt to three-peat in his home state and also capture a last-minute victory in the Emirates Airline US Open Series standings by getting at least as far the semi-finals of this ATP World Tour 250 event. The top seed is Tomas Berdych, who received a wild card into the draw and will be looking to avenge his defeat to Isner in last year's final. Andreas Seppi and Tommy Robredo are the other top four seeds in action.
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Jack Sock meets young fans at Kids Day in Winston-Salem. Photo: Camerawork USA
Potential Milestones (Career match wins as of 19 August 2013)
Winston-Salem - Singles
John Isner - 197 wins
Yen-Hsun Lu - 97 wins
Winston-Salem - Doubles
Daniel Nestor - 898 wins
Michal Mertinak - 199 wins
Rafael Nadal 2 (+1 spot)
John Isner 14 (+8 spots)
Dmitry Tursunov 35 (+9 spots)
David Goffin 66 (+14 spots)
Mardy Fish 173 (-44 spots)
Player To Watch: Mardy Fish
Former No. 7 Mardy Fish is playing just his fifth tour-level tournament of the year, still on the comeback trail after being sidelined with heart problems last year. The 31-year-old Fish has a wild card into the main draw and captured his 300th match win with victory over Evgeny Donskoy in the first round.
WEEK IN REVIEW
@tomasberdych (Tomas Berdych)
I hope that his name is not Rafa #tb pic.twitter.com/T64sfBF96h
@DjokerNole (Novak Djokovic)
Very proud of Ivana and Emir for winning medals for #Serbia on world athletics championship in Moscow! Well done!
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